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Research Scientist - AAV Upstream Process Development


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Function:  Clinical Development
Job ID:  66871

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul and skills into making a difference for people living with significant unmet needs. Working together, we blend the best of our talents to deliver thoughtful solutions that patients value. Will you join us in this pioneering adventure?


To strengthen our Gene Therapy Vector Core Team, based in our Boston Office, in Bedford MA, we are looking for a talented individual to fill the position of: Research Scientist – AAV Upstream Process Development.


As a Research Scientist you will act as a cell biologist/ process engineer with experience in viral vector or biologics production. This individual will support multiple therapeutic gene therapy programs by assisting in the development of an AAV upstream platform for use in research and vector production


You will contribute by:

  • Support experiments related to optimizing critical parameters for vector production including cell culture optimization, transfection efficiency, and bioreactor set-points scales from shake flasks to 50L
  • Assist in routine production of vectors to support downstream and analytical development, and internal research efforts
  • Collaborate with the downstream, analytics and vector biology teams
  • Ability to manage priorities, and engage/communicate in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Author technical reports as needed


Interested? For this position you’ll need the following education, experience and skills:

     Minimum Qualifications:

  • BSc/MSc cellular biology, biochemistry, engineering, or virology
  • Direct industry experience with bioreactor operations and development for viral vector or biologics products
  • Proficient with upstream bioprocess equipment for cell culture characterization (blood gas and metabolite analyzers, automated cell counters, etc)
  • Expertise in suspension cell culture development- mammalian cell culture preferred


Why you should apply

At UCB, we strive to attract passionate and outstanding talents who thrive on change and are ready to bring real value to patients. Working for us you’ll discover a place where you can grow and express your full potential. We place an emphasis on innovation, collaboration and impact. Through meaningful recognition and a motivating work atmosphere, we aim to provide an optimal experience by caring about and valuing our employees – just as we do for the patients we serve.


If you believe you are the perfect match to join us on our pioneering adventure, then we invite you to apply and tell us more about your profile and motivation.


About Us

At UCB, we come together every day to work, laser-focused, on a simple question: How will this create value for people living with severe diseases? By putting patients at the heart of everything we do, our approach – from discovery to development to delivery – is continuously transformed and designed around patient needs and their journey.

With a team of approximately 7,500 employees worldwide operations in more than 40 countries, we are a global biopharmaceutical company investing more than a quarter of our revenue in cutting-edge scientific research. We are focused on addressing chronic, neurological, immunological, and bone diseases. We are looking for people with passion and empathy who develop a real understanding of patient’s needs and can deliver thoughtful solutions to decisionmakers across the heath care ecosystem.

Curious to know more? Please visit our website www.ucb.com.


UCB and its subsidiaries encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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